- Friday 26 February 2016
Sunshine Coast kids are invited to join others from around Australia to ride, scoot or skate to school on National Ride2School Day next Friday March 4.
On top of the health benefits for participating kids, Sunshine Coast Council has three bike vouchers up for grabs for kids who register online.
Director Infrastructure Services Andrew Ryan said council supported the event through its TravelSmart program.
“National Ride2School Day is an opportunity to get kids on their bikes and encourage people to leave their cars at home,” Mr Ryan said.
“Cycling is great for kids’ health, great for the environment and helps reduce traffic in school zones.
“Taking cars off the road and promoting a healthy lifestyle helps achieve the goal of being Australia’s most sustainable region.
“Parents can register on council’s website to enter kids in the draw for some great prizes, including a $500 bike shop voucher.
“We ask people to please take extra care on the roads on Ride2School Day, particularly around schools, as there will be more children out and about.”
Brightwater State School is one of many Sunshine Coast schools with high Ride2School Day participation numbers in previous years and its students joined council today to launch the event.
Why sign up?
- Cycling is a fun way for kids to travel to school
- Cycling helps kids get fit and healthy, and contributes to the 60 minutes of daily recommended physical activity for students.
- Students arrive at school alert, more attentive and ready to learn.
- Council is offering three major prizes and 20 minor prizes for students: first prize – $500 voucher at a bike shop of your choice; second prize – $200 voucher at a bike shop of your choice; third prize – $100 voucher at a bike shop of your choice. Minor prizes are helmets and bike computers which track speed, distance and riding time.